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  • This Flask Holds More than Schnapps

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    Artifacts are more than the sum of their parts. Rather than seeing artifacts as just things, we should instead see them as silent storytellers, enlightening whoever may listen with tales of their making, their application, and their eventual retirement from use.

  • Beyond the Frame: A New Way of Seeing

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage

    What our eyes and minds understand – at a distance- as literal, changes with each approaching step we take. What was the solid form of a fisherman in his boat, dissolves into thousands and thousands of fractals of light and color.

  • Beyond the Sea: From Europe to the Americas

    • Art

    In this hands-on program, students will learn about life at sea, better comprehend the spice trade, and practice their map skills.

  • Beyond the Frame: Something to Remember

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Exploration
    • Technology
    • USS Monitor

    Art is fascinating in the way that it allows us to peer into the mind of an artist, see the world through their eyes, through the lens of their creativity. But there’s something very special about an artist allowing us to peek into their memory, especially a life changing one like this.

  • Seizing the Moment

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Cultural Heritage
    • Photography

    Set your eyes on action images that transformed early 20th century photography.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Something to Remember

    In this episode, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the recovery of USS Monitor's turret - a story told through this work, a tale to be proud of - to pass on, and something to remember.

  • Tell Me About It: What’s in This Boat?

    • Art
    • Photography

    What a lovely photograph of Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. In the background, at the water’s edge, is Pension Worley; Mount Pilatus is far away.

  • Toys Ahoy

    • Art

    Transport back to wistful memories and "simple" days of your childhood in this fun exhibit.

  • Beyond the Frame: Connection

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Recreation

    In looking at this work, the concept of connection comes to mind over and over. I thought about what connection means to me and my mind immediately went to technology – WiFi, cell service, texts, and email.

  • BEYOND THE FRAME: Connection

    In our constantly connected world of endless emails, and spam calls, it can be easy to take infrastructure and the concept of connection for granted - but what if we didn't have that? What if your means of connecting with family or getting mail or groceries was a ferry?

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